Merrick Rosenberg, author of The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does
Merrick Rosenberg and Bill Ringle discuss making personality characteristics relatable, memorable, and useful day-to-day for small business leaders.
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Top 3 Takeaways from this Interview
Knowledge of personality styles allows you to have greater understanding, empathy, and insight into dealing with your team, your customers, and other stakeholders.How you think, react, solve problems, and approach the world defines your creative expression.If managers are aware of the different behavioral traits, then difficult issues can be resolved before they turn into problems.
Read the Show Notes from this Episode
Merrick shares what he learned from the example of his father and grandfather. He absorbed the lessons of being in control of one's own destiny and also how each dealt with the struggles of being a business owner. [1:03]
Merrick recalls realizing the importance of being in charge of your business in order to create a positive, productive culture while he was in a job where the morale was horrible. [1:33]
Merrick discuss what sparked the idea for The Chameleon. [3:45]
Merrick says that it is based on DISC and model allows for a combination of different personalities in one individual. [8:50]
Merrick describes a dominant and secondary persona and how we relate to others based on the situation and our role. [9:46]
Merrick shares the effects of working out of your style or role. [10:50]
Merrick speaks about self-awareness and personal development. [12:42]
Merrick talks about the case study of pharmaceutical sales reps (parrots) and account managers (owls) who used to be in constant conflicts until they were able to understand and appreciate each other's differences and contributions. [14:14]
Merrick holds that "Observing others without judgement is the highest form of human intelligence." – Jiddu Krishnamurti. [18:45]
My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins [22:51]
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Merrick Rosenberg is a keynote speaker and thought leader on personality styles and team development. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. He is the author The Chameleon and co-author of Taking Flight!.Merrick has taught more than 100,000 people how to incorporate the personality styles in their work and ...
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